2006: Scotland Gets a New Cycle Path

June 20, 2006

The West Loch Lomond Cycle Path in Scotland made its debut. This route for bicyclists was officially opened by Tavish Scott, who was both Scotland’s minister of transport and a member of the Scottish Parliament at the time.

The West Loch Lomond Cycle Path covers 17 miles (28 kilometers) along the west bank of the freshwater body of water known as Loch Lomond (the Scottish Gaelic phrase for “Lake of the Elms”). This loch crosses the Highland Boundary Fault, a major fault zone that is widely considered to be the boundary between the Scottish Highlands and the lowlands of central Scotland.   

The northern terminus of the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path is a West Highland Line railway station that is situated between the villages of Arrochar and Tarbet. The cycle path’s southernmost point is a railway station in the village of Balloch; this station also serves as the northern terminus for the suburban railway known as the North Clyde Line.

Photo Credit: Public Domain

For more information on the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path, please check out https://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/things-to-do/cycling/cycling-routes/west-loch-lomond-cycle-path/

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